Tahitian Queen will be running Thursday in Race 4, post time at 8:24 P.M.
Race 4 is a seven and one half furlongs on the turf for $15,000 claimers. The race is for fillies and mares three years old and upward which have never won three races. Jose Ferrer will ride.
The race has attracted a field of eleven with Tahitian Queen drawing post #5.
You can find the overnight here:
Horses will be in the paddock around 8:00 P.M.
Now I am not complaining but I was wondering why TQ was not entered in the race that follows the one she is entered in next week? It would seem to be a better race? Not complaining but just asking.Thanks in advance
Thanks for the question. The fifth race on Thursday, while it is a $7,500N3L, is not restricted to fillies and mares.You do not often see girls facing boys, especially at this level. We do see 2-year-olds early in the season in cross gender battle but not so much when they are older. I can't think of an older thoroughbred mare beating boys yet this year.It is not unheard of certainly. We saw Rachel Alexandra win The Preakness, but she is a special case and bucked decades of history.In my opinion it has much to do with the pace demands of the race. The boys are faster, relatively speaking, than the girls.jm